Just days after the additions of Maura Tierney and Marc Warren to the season four cast of CBS' legal drama The Good Wife, another notable name has signed up to appear on multiple episodes this fall.
Kristin Chenoweth, Emmy winning star of such series as Pushing Daisies and the recent ABC comedy GCB, will portray a top level political journalist that is intent on digging into the closely guarded circumstances surrounding the marraige of main character Alicia Florrick (Juliana Marguilies) and her estranged husband Peter (Chris Noth). As seen late in season three, Peter is embarking on a campaign for Governor of Illinois this year, and Alicia reluctantly appeared at his side for the big announcement. If Chenoweth's character (who will be introduced on the season premiere) makes their relationship woes public, it could very well be disastrous for the political aspirations of the disgraced former State's Attorney. As the season goes on, Alicia is sure to find herself confronted with a choice between telling the truth or being the "good wife" she's always been.
As noted above, Chenoweth is only the latest acclaimed performer to join a supporting cast that already includes award winners Alan Cumming, Josh Charles, and Christine Baranski. The Good Wife is a perennial Emmy nomination magnet, and that always influences a network's decision into how much energy to devote to the success of a series. It's obvious by their stacking of the casting deck that CBS isn't taking any chances this year, and wants the show to remain a hit.
Will Kristin Chenoweth help The Good Wife reach even higher levels of success?
Source: TV Guide